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The Raven Wheel

Book Review: The Raven Wheel by A.F. Stone

November 16, 2019 No Comments

This week a Twitter debate surfaced regarding the legitimacy of Young Adult fiction (and romance novels) being studied on a Higher Education course.

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Book Review – Have a Bleedin Guess: The Story of Hex Enduction

November 16, 2019 No Comments

Albums are now commonly accepted as a bona fide art form, but make no mistake, some are more bona fide than others.

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Second Nature – what is nature anyway?

Photo Gallery: Second Nature – what is nature anyway? The Portico Library, Manchester

November 4, 2019 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Second Nature – what is nature anyway? The Portico Library, Manchester

Did you know there’s a secret garden tucked away in an historic Manchester Library within walking distance from Piccadilly Gardens?

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Simon Armitage

Review: Simon Armitage, Ilkley Literature Festival, King’s Hall

November 1, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Simon Armitage, Ilkley Literature Festival, King’s Hall

It came as no surprise to hear that Simon Armitage was opening Ilkley Literature Festival.

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Review: The Forgotten Women of Bauhaus, Naomi Wood, Manchester Literature Festival

October 16, 2019 Comments Off on Review: The Forgotten Women of Bauhaus, Naomi Wood, Manchester Literature Festival

When it comes to novels, there’s an art to research.

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Review: Brett Anderson, Manchester Literature Festival, The Dancehouse

October 14, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Brett Anderson, Manchester Literature Festival, The Dancehouse

Suede doesn’t fit the story.

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Review: Neil Tennant in conversation with Andrew McMillan, Manchester Literature Festival, RNCM

October 11, 2019 Comments Off on Review: Neil Tennant in conversation with Andrew McMillan, Manchester Literature Festival, RNCM

For Neil Tennant, it’s been a pop life. From writing pop into his personality, to writing his personality inextricably into pop, music has been at the heart of his biography.

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Book Review – Embellish with Relish: Bring Your Store Cupboard to Life

September 28, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review – Embellish with Relish: Bring Your Store Cupboard to Life

Embellish with Relish, written by the co-founder of the Hawkshead Relish Company Marie Whitehead, is a treat.

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Book Review: Precious You by Helen Monks Takhar

August 6, 2019 Comments Off on Book Review: Precious You by Helen Monks Takhar

I have a confession to make. When I’m perusing the shelves in my local bookshop, I usually pass on the section marked ‘Thriller’.

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“I was writing, somehow I was writing.” Northern Soul’s Lyndsey Skinner on winning the Sid Chaplin award

July 4, 2019 Comments Off on “I was writing, somehow I was writing.” Northern Soul’s Lyndsey Skinner on winning the Sid Chaplin award

On the wall above my desk is a quote from Virginia Woolf.

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